H.R. 651Public Health Emergency Privacy Act

Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA)

Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. (D-IL)
Rep. DelBene, Suzan K. (D-WA)
Rep. Beyer, Donald S., Jr. (D-VA)
Rep. McNerney, Jerry (D-CA)
Rep. Barragan, Nanette Diaz (D-CA)
Rep. Pocan, Mark (D-WI)
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. (D-IL)
Rep. Welch, Peter (D-VT)
Rep. Scanlon, Mary Gay (D-PA)
Rep. Matsui, Doris O. (D-CA)
Rep. Lieu, Ted (D-CA)
Rep. DeSaulnier, Mark (D-CA)
Rep. Hayes, Jahana (D-CT)
Rep. Khanna, Ro (D-CA)
Rep. Garcia, Jesus G. “Chuy” (D-IL)
Rep. Lynch, Stephen F. (D-MA)
Rep. Grijalva, Raúl M. (D-AZ)
Rep. Lee, Barbara (D-CA)
Rep. Dingell, Debbie (D-MI)
Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. (D-OR)
Rep. Johnson, Henry C. “Hank,” Jr. (D-GA)
Rep. Porter, Katie (D-CA)
Rep. Davis, Danny K. (D-IL)
Rep. Carson, Andre (D-IN)
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. (D-FL)
Rep. Watson Coleman, Bonnie (D-NJ)
Rep. Lawrence, Brenda L. (D-MI)
Rep. McGovern, James P. (D-MA)
Rep. Raskin, Jamie (D-MD)
Rep. Soto, Darren (D-FL)
Del. San Nicolas, Michael F. Q. (D-GU)
Rep. Clarke, Yvette D. (D-NY)
Rep. Case, Ed (D-HI)
Del. Norton, Eleanor Holmes (D-DC)
Rep. Trahan, Lori (D-MA)

Introduced: February 1, 2021
Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce on February 2021


The Public Health Emergency Privacy Act restricts the use and disclosure of COVID-19 emergency health data linked to an individual, such as test results, and applies to organizations that collect, use, or disclose emergency health data. H.R. 651 would require these organizations to provide notice of privacy, ensure the accuracy of, prevent discrimination based on, and limit disclosure of the data. The bill also prohibits the use of emergency health data for commercial advertising or in ways that restrict access to opportunities, services, and other accommodations, including the right to vote. The bill provides for enforcement by the Federal Trade Commission, states, and a private right of action.

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